Facebook Hires Hacker Who Cracked Apple's iPhone
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
And our last word in business: hacker hire.
George Hotz, also known as Geohot, became infamous for hacking into Apple's iPhone. He also breached Sony's PlayStation 3 videogame console. Now, the 21-year-old hacker is employed by Facebook. Facebook would not say what Hotz was hired to do, but we can guess he's using his talents to keep other hackers out of Facebook's sites.
And that's the business news on MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
If you can't beat 'em, hire 'em. I'm Steve Inskeep.
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